November 24, 2017

Second annual #weGiveCatholic online crowdfunding event happens November 28

Several ministries of the Sisters of Charity Health System will be participating in the second-annual online day of Catholic giving in Northeast Ohio. The event is called #weGiveCatholic and happens Tuesday, November 28, which is Giving Tuesday—a national day of giving for nonprofits. You can help by sharing the news and/or making a gift. [More]
November 17, 2017

Sisters of Charity Health System statement on repeal of the ACA individual mandate

The Senate Finance Committee will soon release tax legislation that includes a repeal of the individual mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This proposal would lead to a devastating increase of 13 million in the number of uninsured in our nation, and further destabilize the health insurance market. Please contact your senators now and ask them to oppose any legislation that includes a repeal of the individual mandate under the ACA. [More]
November 13, 2017

Joseph’s Home builds medical respite capacity with hiring of new medical director

With a gift from the Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Foundation, Joseph’s Home was able to recently hire a new medical director, which was a big step forward in building its medical respite capacity to better serve homeless men with acute medical needs who need a place to heal and achieve independence. Harikrishna C. Ponnam, M.D., from St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, began in this new part-time role October 1. [More]
November 10, 2017

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center establishes pain management clinic

In a comprehensive effort to improve patient overall health and quality of life, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center has partnered with Pain Management Group to open a new center offering a balanced treatment plan to address chronic and acute pain. [More]
November 9, 2017

Catholic Health World: Ministry systems tackle transportation barriers for vulnerable patients

Transportation is too often a barrier to health. St. Vincent Charity Medical Center launched a pilot program in June offering free Uber transportation for addiction patients participating in Rosary Hall’s Intensive Outpatient Program. St. Vincent Charity and several other hospitals across the nation are featured in Catholic Health World for implementing innovative transportation programs for the most vulnerable. [More]
October 20, 2017

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Legal Aid partner to improve health of addiction, psychiatric patients

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland have launched a medical legal partnership (MLP), providing free, on-site services to resolve civil legal issues that impact the overall health of addiction and psychiatric patients. St. Vincent Charity’s MLP program is the first of its kind in Ohio to focus solely on the needs of those in treatment for behavioral health and addiction diseases. [More]
October 7, 2017

St. Vincent Charity surgeon awarded Young Physician Professional Achievement Award

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center foot and ankle surgeon Michael Canales, D.P.M., was recently recognized for his contributions to the development of podiatric medicine with the Young Physician Professional Achievement Award by Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine. [More]
September 21, 2017

Sisters of Charity Health System statement on Graham-Cassidy Legislation on Health Care Reform

The Sisters of Charity Health System believes families and communities are stronger when everyone has access to quality, affordable health care. Like many in the health care provider community, we stand in opposition to this new Graham-Cassidy repeal and replace legislation. Instead, we support bipartisan efforts to improve our health care system focusing on insurance market stabilization, affordability, and coverage access and expansion. [More]
September 20, 2017

Sisters of Charity statement on proposed Medicaid DSH payment cuts

Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payment cuts go into effect on October 1 if no action is taken by Congress. The Sisters of Charity Health System joins the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) in our belief that Congress should repeal the Medicaid DSH reductions. [More]
September 15, 2017

The Plain Dealer: 28-year-old Berea mother finds "new normal" after opioid addiction

Brittany Schartz, a former patient of Rosary Hall, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center's detoxification unit, has been sober for a little more than two years and still fights each day to stay that way. She is giving back by meeting with current patients. The Plain Dealer published a story about her journey overcoming an opioid addiction and her work at Rosary Hall. [More]

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